A derelict commercial bakery that was last in use at the end of last year could be transformed into three flats and three garages under new proposals.

Daniel Carter wants to transform the rundown building in Edith Street, Barnoldswick, which once housed Liddell's Bakery, and change it into three flats, each with its own garage.

A design and access statement submitted to Pendle Council on February 26 reads: “The aim of the proposals put forward in this application is to alter and extend the existing building in order to create three single occupancy flats and three single garages.

Lancashire Telegraph: The former Liddell's BakeryThe former Liddell's Bakery (Image: Pendle Council)

“The property is currently derelict and was formally a commercial bakery.

“Given the reduced demand for commercial accommodation in this predominantly residential area the application aims to enhance and formalise the residential use and maximise the building’s potential for the residential lettings market.

“In addition, with a demand for garages in the local area the applicant is seeking to incorporate three single garages into the scheme.

“There is a small yard to the rear of the development that will remain and be used for secure storage of cycles for the occupants of the flats.

“The existing building is in poor condition and in need of refurbishment.

“The red brick painted white is out of character with the area.

“The proposal is to render the whole development to seamlessly connect the existing and proposed.

“Flat one is accessed directly off Edith Street whereas flats two and three share a separate common access also off Edith Street.

Lancashire Telegraph: The former Liddell's BakeryThe former Liddell's Bakery (Image: Pendle Council)

“Two of the garages face Edith Street whilst the third faces the alley at the back of Edmondson Street.

“The extension is proposed to be located on the spare land to the north east of the existing property.

It is believed Liddell's Bakery closed in December 2023. In 2017, the firm was fined £6,000 after a baker’s wedding ring became caught in one of the machines, pulling his arm into the machine, resulting in an operation to remove his ring finger.

Anyone wishing to comment on the plans has until March 20 to do so.